Thursday, 3 April 2014

the flight of the mind

"As for writing—I want to express beauty, too—but beauty (symmetry?) of life and the world, in action. Conflict?—is that it? Isn’t there a different kind of beauty? No conflict. I attain a different kind of beauty, achieve a symmetry by means of infinite discords, showing all the traces of the mind’s passage through the world, achieve in the end some kind of whole made of shivering fragments—to me this seems the natural process, the flight of the mind" (Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry)